Thursday, January 28, 2010

OBAMA TAKES EM' TO THE WOODSHED

President Obama, normally bi-partisan to a fault, finally ended his conciliatory nature and took the do nothing GOP members of Congress to the woodshed for a well deserved spanking.
For a complete text of the State of the Union address, go onto http://www.c-span.org/, and for a video version, try http://www.youtube.com/, however I would like to focus on three paragraphs uttered by President Obama which I feel are indicative of the true State of the Union and completely self explanatory....
"...if the Republican leadership is going to insist that sixty votes in the Senate are required to do any business at all in this town, then the responsibility to govern is now yours as well. Just saying no to everything may be good short-term politics, but not leadership. We were sent here to serve our citizens, not our ambitions."
"Those of us in public office can respond to reality by playing it safe and avoid telling the hard truths...we can do what's necessary to keep our poll numbers high, and get through to the next election instead of doing what's best for our next generation."
But I also know this: if people had made that decision (the current GOP do nothing posture) fifty or one hundred years ago, or even two hundred years ago, we wouldn't be here tonight. The only reason we are is because generations of Americans were unafraid to do what was hard; to do what was needed even when success was uncertain; to do what it took to keep the dream of this nation alive for their children and grandchildren."
Beautiful.......if I were Obama's speechwriter, I would have added only the phrase..."you gutless fat weasels...." Imagine...Americans are suffering through the worst economic downturn in their lifetimes.....the most disparaging, gut-wrenching, no end in sight economic downturn with no less than 10% of our workforce unable to find gainful employment, and nearly half of the United States Senate bands together to do....nothing. Nothing. But point fingers, place blame, and snidely smirk at the struggles of a party for whom none of this is their fault.
Their battle cry is "let this be his Waterloo," and wring their hands in anticipation of political gains two years down the road. While 10% of our workforce lies sleepless in their beds over the prospect of not saving their homes, not being able to afford health insurance, or their children's education; while the value of their 401K's slide into the abyss, while they struggle to put bread on the table...the GOP sits blithely by hoping their government fails them. In consideration of their efforts...their unfeeling inaction's and the pomposity of their schadenfreude, last nights scorn by our sitting President was holy inadequate.
So, has Obama reclaimed his testicles and decided to actually lead? To stop apologizing and push the agenda he was elected on through any means possible? Time will tell. One thing is for sure...any reference he made to both parties working together was nothing more than air. His scolding of the GOP guarantees it.
As he referred to earlier in his speech, it's an election year, and in my mind, it's time to start swinging away. And in his first real at bat, Obama hit a clean double. Not bad for a guy who has spent his first year in office taking pitches and hoping for a walk....
And that is the world...."The World According to Kimba."
Thanks for reading.

3 comments:

就是這 said...

一起加油吧 ..................................................

Papa Giorgio said...

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by the way, "woodshed," or, "woodpile," are racist/prejudiced references to white guys sleeping in bunks near each other in County Jail dorm situations in order to provide safety against other prejudiced/racist persons (yes, and endless circle).

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Anonymous said...

.... well written Kimba... thanks,
radar